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Caves Messias Quintado Cachao Douro 2010


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING wine from Portugal at a bargain price

Winery/Producer: Caves Messias; Mealhada, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga..

Geographic Region, Appellation: Duro Valley, Portugal.

Vintage: 2010.

Price: $9.00

Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Braised vegetables (carrots, brussel sprouts, turnip, cabbage and parsnips), grilled chicken and oven baked french fries

Tasting:

    He said: Opaque, dark purple color. Dark fruit aromas. Dry fruit taste and a long (mouth puckering) dry finish. VERY smooth, bone dry, wonderful strong dark fruit flavors, well balanced and only $9. As we said in our year end report this is an absolutely GREAT bargain wine. It doesn’t have the strong damp earth aromas the 2008 had; however, it has the same delicious full body and intense fruit. It’s simply an OUTSTANDING $9.00 wine and it gets our highest rating!!!

    She said:

    Comments: See our tasting review of the Caves Messias Quintado Cachao Douro 2008, and our 2013 year end report where it was rated at the top of all wines we tasted in 2013.

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: NA